Female Theologians & Eco-Feminists

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Thursday 13 - Friday 14 September
Room 7, West Downs Centre, West Downs Quarter, University of Winchester, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 5HT

Exhibition at University of Winchester exploring the contribution of female theologians and eco-feminists to environmental and ecological movements from around the world.

This exhibition celebrates the pioneers of the discipline of eco-feminist theology - honouring their work and vision in developing this new field and its practical application.

Feminist Theology can be studied in any religion and is about exploring the traditions, practices, scriptures, and theologies within that religion from a feminist perspective. "Eco-feminism" was first coined in the early 1970s (Francoise d'Eaubonne) and linked the domination of women and the exploitation of non-human nature as common themes within patriarchal societies.

The work of many feminist scholars interweaves these two disciplines from the Godmother of ecological activism- Rachel

Carson (1907 - 1964), to the second wave feminists theologians(1980s and 90s) to modern day theologians and activists , we want to celebrate these women who have often faced physical violence, personal death threats and abuse in response to their work. Work which strives to redress the imbalance of power and control within human relationships and human relationships with non-human inhabitants of planet Earth.

Visitors may wish to combine their visit to this exhibition with two other events on the West Downs Campus. The first is in the same building - the History and Heritage Exhibition in the Links Gallery, and the second is outdoors - tours of the Cosmic Walk. Please visit www.winchester.ac.uk/events for what's on. 

This event is part of the Heritage Open Days, for more information about Heritage Open Days and other events, visit: www.winchesterheritageopendays.org

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